|Institute of Industrial Ecology, firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Institute of Industrial Ecology, email@example.com|
|Institute of Industrial Ecology, firstname.lastname@example.org|
analysis of observational data
Summary: The methods of the analysis of research data including the concomitant variables (confounders) associated with both the response and the current factor are considered. There are two usual ways to take into account such variables: the first, at the stage of planning the experiment and the second, in analyzing the received data. Despite the equal effectiveness of these approaches, there exists strong reason to restrict the usage of regression method to accounting for confounders by ANCOVA. Authors consider the standardization by stratification as a reliable method to account for the effect of confounding factors as opposed to the widely-implemented application of logistic regression and the covariance analysis. The program for the automation of standardization procedure is proposed, it is available at the site of the Institute of Industrial Ecology.
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Received on: 21 April 2014
Published on: 17 December 2014